EU passport holders have access to the French social security system, which can reimburse up to a reasonable amount of medical costs.
Paris has some 50 hospitals including the following:
American Hospital of Paris Private hospital; emergency 24-hour medical and dental care.
Hertford British Hospital Less expensive, private English-speaking option.
Hôpital Hôtel Dieu One of the city’s main government-run public hospitals; after 8pm use the emergency entrance on rue de la Cité.
At least one pharmacie (chemist) – look for the large illuminated green cross outside – in each neighbourhood is open with extended hours; find a complete night-owl listing on the Paris Convention & Visitors Bureau website (www.parisinfo.com).